Art projects can be especially challenging for students with autism. The sensory experience and fine motor requirements can lead to anxiety and frustration. So I know better than to just put a pile of supplies in front of my students
Community based instruction is so important for special education students, but these trips can put fear into the heart of the best life skills teacher. Some of my most successful community trips were to fast food restaurants. When new students
Visual schedules are a staple in autism and special education classrooms. Schedules help our students understand their day and reduce anxiety about what’s next. However, if we don’t follow them relatively quickly and efficiently, we have less time on task.
One of the games I loved playing with my students is a variation of I Spy. You know those books where you have to find an object among a mess of other objects? Well, there’s actually some incredible skills for
Do you have paint eaters/slurpers/drinkers in your special education classroom? I do. I once went an entire semester of twice weekly art projects without painting. We colored, cut, glued and dot markered until the cows came home, but I couldn’t